Pleasurable food education teaches students to grow fresh, seasonal produce and use it to prepare nutritious, delicious food. Students are given all the skills, experiences and role modelling they need to learn to love their veggies and make healthier choices about what to cook and eat, for life.
Get the Facts:
One in every four Australian children is overweight or obese. Obesity is mainly the result of lifestyle behaviours such as unhealthy eating and low physical activity. For example see:
- Autralian Institute of Health and Welfare report
- Obesity in Australia
- It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet
Teaching children to grow, harvest, prepare and share their own fruit and vegetables is proven to have a positive impact on the food choices students make. This learning extends beyond the classroom – research shows that engaged, excited students are likely to share their new skills with their family.